Tuesday, October 07, 2014
For three years, Kate Marshall has been grieving the loss of her husband and their four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on an escalator in the mall, she is convinced it is the son she thought was dead. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan. The former Secret Service agent is dubious but agrees to investigate. Digging into the case he discovers that the incident may have been no accident at all. But if Kate's son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden--and may be willing to go to lethal lengths to protect a sinister secret.
As Irene Hannon's many fans have come to expect, Deceived is filled with complex characters, unexpected twists, and a riveting plot line that accelerates to an explosive finish.
This book took me a little while to get through but it had nothing to do with the content and everything to do with my schedule! I absolutely loved this story, it was such a unique idea and I really liked how it all played out!
From what I'd seen of Conner in the previous two books I knew he'd make a great hero and I'm happy to say I was right! I loved how in-tune he was to Kate and her needs and how he never once made her feel like she was crazy even though there was very little to go on with her case. Kate was also fantastic! She was so good with everyone, seeming to always be able to figure out what was going on in their heads.
The "bad guy" of this story was brilliantly written! On one hand he was the nicest guy you'd ever meet but he had a very dark side when he got desperate and the author did a fantastic job creating a believable blend of those two sides!
I loved catching up with the rest of the Phoenix crew, they are all such fun characters! I loved every minute of this book and I am looking forward to the author's next series!
Meet the Author
Irene Hannon is the author of more than forty-five novels, including Vanished, Trapped, and the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, and a National Readers' Choice Award. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.